Apple Peanut Butter Snack Bars
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup shredded apple
¼ cup peanut butter
½ cup honey
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9x9 pan. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and transfer to a greased pan. Bake for 20 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Cool and cut into squares.
-Granola, Coconut, Chocolate Chips, etc.
Slice apples into rounds. Spread the nut butter over the apple and then sprinkle the topping of your choice. Chill for 1 hour and then eat.
¼ cup caramel dip
1 apple, cut into 2 inch slices
1 banana, cut into 2 inch pieces
2 tablespoons mini dark chocolate chips
Microwave caramel until thin. Place one apple and banana on a skewer/toothpick and drizzle caramel on them. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and refrigerate for 10 minutes before serving.
2/3 cup orange juice
2/3 cup berries
1-2 tablespoons honey
5 tablespoons gelatin
Pour juice and berries into a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally until berries become tender and begin to soften. Add honey and stir until completely incorporated. You will want the fruit to dissolve quite a bit until you have a compote. Turn the heat off and quickly whisk in gelatin one tablespoon at a time. Puree mixture in a blender. Pour into an 8x8 or 9x9 glass dish. Refrigerate until set (30 minutes to an hour). Cut into small squares.
Mash and blend 1 banana and 1-1/2cups peanut butter. Use 3 layers of the puff pastry and cut into 3x3 squares. Brush melted butter over the squares, just enough to lightly coat them. Fill the squares with the banana & peanut butter mixture. Fold/close the puff pastry to form a puff or pocket.
Brush the puff pastry tops with very little melted butter. Bake at 350 degrees for 5-10 minutes. Chill for 1 hour and then drizzle melted chocolate over the tops.
Make half-dollar sized pancakes according to mix directions. Let cool. Slice the strawberries and bananas. Use a toothpick and place a pancake, strawberry, and a banana with nutella spread on it. Add another pancake to the other end
Instant Ice Cream
5-6 sliced and frozen bananas
1/2 cup chocolate hazelnut spread
In a blender, combine the frozen banana slices and the chocolate spread. Blend until it is smooth and creamy. Serve in bowls and enjoy.
8 flour tortillas
Microwave tortillas for 30 seconds, then shape them into a muffin pan like a tall bowl. Fold back the edges so that you can add the taco filling later. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and fill with your favorite taco ingredients. (See more recipes like this at www.kraftrecipes.com)
4 cups orange juice
¼ cup honey
1 cup Greek yogurt
2 teaspoons orange zest
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
Dixie cups or popsicle molds
Bring the orange juice and honey to a simmer in a saucepan, stirring occasionally. Cook until it reduces to about 2 cups (about 25 minutes). Remove from heat and allow to cool completely. Combine the orange mixture with the yogurt, orange zest, and vanilla, in a blender. Puree until smooth. Pour into the Dixie cups or molds. Freeze until set (at least 4 hours). Run under warm water to unmold. Enjoy.
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1/3 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
2 cans refrigerated biscuit dough
20 slices of pepperoni, cut in half or ½ cup of browned sausage (optional)
2 cups mozzarella cheese
½ cup marinara sauce, plus more for dipping
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine oil and Italian seasoning in a medium sized bowl. Cut each biscuit round into four pieces and drop into the oil mixture. Add cheese and pizza topping of choice. Toss to combine all the ingredients. In a greased tube or bunt pan, add a layer of the pizza mixture then spread on ¼ cup of the marinara. Repeat layers. Bake for 40 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Loosen the edges and then invert onto a plate. Serve with additional sauce. Find more recipes like this at www.tasteofhome.com.
4 cups cooked and cubed chicken
(Short cuts can include breaking up a rotisserie chicken or buying pre-cooked chicken)
6 ounces egg noodles, cooked
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 cup sour cream
Salt & Pepper to taste
1 cup of crushed buttery crackers
½ cup of butter, melted
Mix soups, sour cream, and seasonings in a medium sized bowl. Add chopped chicken and noodles. Mix well. Add the mixture to a greased casserole dish. Mix crackers and melted butter together until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle on top of the casserole. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until heated through and top is a golden brown. More recipes like this can be found at www.allrecipes.com.
Favorite lunch meat (ham, turkey, etc.)
Cook the spaghetti noodles according to the package and strain. Add 2 tablespoons of water into the ziplock bag(s) and add about 10-15 drops of food coloring. Add the spaghetti into each bag and mix around for 30 seconds (have your child count to 30 while they mix it!). Strain and rinse each bag separately. Mix all the spaghetti together and let your child add in their favorite sauce.vorite cheese
This is a great recipe to do with your child. Lay out a tortilla. Have your child layer on the sandwich fixings of his or her choice. After the items have been placed on the tortilla, roll it up. You can secure the wrap with a toothpick, until you are ready to eat it. Fun adaptations of this are to microwave it for 20 seconds or to dip it in ranch dressing. Enjoy!
Strawberry Oat Bars
1 ¾ sticks of butter
1 ½ cups flour
1 ½ cups oats
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
10-12 oz jar of strawberry preserves (or favorite jam)
Mix together all ingredients, except the preserves. Place half of the mixture in a 9x13 pan. Press it down, like a crust. Spread the preserves over this layer. Sprinkle the remaining oat mixture over the preserves and press down lightly. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30-40 minutes. Let cool completely and then cut into squares. Enjoy!
Chocolate Sweetheart Parfaits
½ teaspoon cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons honey
1½ cups low-fat or fat free Greek yogurt
2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries
¼ cup shaved dark chocolate or chocolate chips
Mix the cocoa powder and vanilla extract together. Add the honey and yogurt (this will turn a soft brown color). Layer the yogurt mixture with raspberries in a glass or bowl. Top with chocolate. Refrigerate before and after serving. Look for more recipes like this at www.kidshealth.org.
2 flour tortillas
1 container vegetable medley cream cheese
1 carrot, thinly shredded
1 green onion, thinly cut
Spread cream cheese over tortillas. Sprinkle carrots and green onions. Roll the tortilla and then cut into 1 inch segments. Chill for 30 minutes in the refrigerator before serving.
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Spray inside of 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Add carrots and melted butter; toss to coat. Cook on HIGH 3 to 4 hours or until tender. Meanwhile, mix brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger and salt in small bowl until well blended. Toss cooked carrots with brown sugar mixture in slow cooker just before serving. Find more recipes like this at www.mccormick.com
Pizza Grilled Cheese
Slices of Bread
Favorite Pizza Toppings
Mozzarella by the slice
Butter one side of each piece of bread. Place the buttered side of one slice of bread on a cold skillet. Spread pizza sauce on the other side. Layer pizza toppings and cheese. Try not to put on too much, or flipping will be difficult. Place the other piece of bread on top, pizza sauce side down and buttered side up. Turn the skillet on and allow to brown. Flip the sandwich carefully, to brown on the other side. If this is too much, feel free to construct several sandwiches on a cookie sheet pan and bake at 350 degrees, until brown on the top.